Birthday Parties (Ages 5+)

Charles H. MacNider Art Museum offers artistic experiences for birthdays or other celebrations.  Select from one of the three options listed  for a fun and creative event. Basic fees include an art educator, project materials and use of the museum kitchen facilities during regular business hours.  All crafters under the age of 5 must be accompanied by a caregiver. NOTE: Crafters should wear clothing appropriate for doing art projects.

Call DeAnn Straw at 641-421-3666 to set up your party!
(Please Note: a 2 week advance notice is required)

Download the Birthday Party (ages 5+) form here.

OPTION A – BIRTHDAY PARTY    
Cost: $80, members $63            Location: Studio A

Perfect for celebrating with classmates! Up to 12 crafters.  Charge of $4 for each additional crafter, max 20.  Due to space constraints a maximum of 24 people may attend this event (adults and children).

*Basic 2-hour Birthday Party includes:

  • Up to 12 crafters. (Charge of $4 for each additional crafter, max 20)
  • An experienced art instructor for a 1.5 hour craft in Studio A
  • All materials for a themed craft (see list on back)
  • Use of the museum kitchen (refrigerator, stove, microwave)
  • Space in the studio for you to bring in cake, drinks, gifts, decorations
  • A tour of the museum, if time allows
OPTION B – FRIENDS & FAMILY BIRTHDAY
Cost: $120, members $103       Location: Studios A & B

Receive an Birthday Party*, PLUS room for additional merriment in Studio B!
Maximum of 40 people may attend this event (adults and children).

OPTION C – BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION      
Cost: $228, includes museum membership fee
Location: Salsbury Room (seating up to 100 people) & Studio A

Receive an Birthday Party* in Studio A, PLUS celebrate your event for up to four hours in the spacious Salsbury Room!  Tables and chairs can be provided at your request.  This beautiful room is equipped with A/V equipment and a stage.  Please inquire as to the availability of the  Imagination Playground.

Themes (for ages 5+):

Artastic
Superhero
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
Animal Lover
Creative Construction
Fairytale
Glitz & Glam
Dance
Minecraft

See Below for Full Theme Descriptions:

artastic birthday theme

Artastic – For the Picasso in your family, this party will explore basic art mediums such as painting in unconventional ways.  Possible projects may include bubble art and squirt gun painting!

 

superhero birthday theme

Superhero – It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s you!  Your birthday party will pack a punch with this Superhero theme.  Possible projects may include capes and a mask.

 

plane trains birthday theme

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles – From space to sea, this party is sure to be on the move!  Celebrate your birthday creating things that fly, roll, float, zoom, and cruise.  Possible projects may include racecars and jet packs.

 

animal lover birthday themeAnimal Lover – Come on over to the museum for a party any farm, jungle, home, or sea animal would be proud of!  This theme is sure to satisfy any animal lover.  Possible projects may include animal masks and snakes!

 

creative constructionr birthday themeCreative Construction – Ready for a party that is out of this world?! Now you can have your party in outer space by creating rockets & alien space ships. Other projects include creating robots & other creative creatures out of outrageous materials.

 

fairytale birthday themeFairytale – Enjoy your party Happily Ever After! You will be taken to a land of kings & queens, dragons, & castles! Transform yourself into a prince or princess by making a special crown & making royal attire. Other possible projects include a wand & a dragon.

 

glitz glam birthday theme

Glitz & Glam –Transform everyday items into glamorous creations! Possible projects include decorating a picture frame, sunglasses, hair accessories, simple jewelry making and more. Reveal the fashionista in you!

 

dance birthday theme

Dance—Do a little dance-make a little art with this birthday party theme. You can make some fun moves creating art projects.

 

mine craft birthday theme

Minecraft—Bring the pixel art world of Minecraft to life by creating creepers and designing your own characters.

Custom Party— I want to pick my own theme! Please contact us to discuss your custom theme idea! This will include an additional fee. A great option for a grown-up birthday party!

 

Policies effective February 15, 2016